Trust An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney With Your Case
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Few statements can be more frightening to hear when they are addressed to you, especially if your immigrant status is a factor. You have been charged with a crime. Will you be deported? Will you be sent to jail?
You have many questions. You want to know what will happen next. You want to know the realistic possibilities for your situation. For answers, turn to the Serrato Law Firm APC in Santa Ana, California. Our attorney, Mr. Serrato, has gained extensive experience in criminal defense matters, especially the ones where immigrant status is an issue, during his almost two decades of practicing criminal law.
Understanding Criminal Law And Deportation Proceedings
In our firm’s experience, criminal charges often have immigration consequences. If you are not yet a citizen and you are charged with a crime, your ability to live and work in the United States may be in serious jeopardy. A plea bargain that would be a good deal for a citizen might result in your deportation from the country. A lawyer who knows both criminal law and immigration law will know where the pitfalls are, and how to avoid them.
A Broad Criminal Practice With Extensive Knowledge
Domestic violence and DUI are both charges that are often viewed as not having a terrible impact on the life of those charged. People who are charged with these sorts of crimes may not feel that their situation is one where they need a lawyer. That can be a very costly mistake. Domestic violence and DUI both have potentially severe consequences such as deportation if you are not a citizen of the United States.
If you live with the person you are alleged to have been violent against, you will likely have to find a new place to live. Apart from potential prison time, you may need to take anger management classes, your right to own a firearm may be restricted, and the conviction may show up on the background checks typically done by landlords or potential employers. We help clients find the best possible solution not only to these charges but many others. Our firm has experience in a wide variety of criminal areas, including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug charges (possession, distribution, transportation)
- Gang cases (racketeering)
- Juvenile crimes
- Sex crimes (rape, sexual assault, statutory rape)
- White collar crimes
Even facing a DUI charge can be costly. If you are convicted, you will not only face the fines and potential jail time; there are also administrative fees regarding license reinstatement, increased insurance rates, and the cost of having to get to work without driving privileges. Trust us to represent you when your future is on the line.